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Treatment After Root Canal

Posted by Anonymous (Anonymous) on 08/19/2011

Hi Ted, I am 30 years old and have perfect teeth. However, I left a root canal of a dead tooth untreated for TOO long, and now I have a root/bone/gum infection. Bad occlusion of a neighbor tooth was the origin of it all, and I have a lot of bone loss around and between the bad tooth roots. The dentist says the tooth is lost because of the infection and bone loss. I am going to see him on thursday, and he will probably schedule a second bone/gum "scraping" in order to try to save the tooth. I don't know why I have not taken any anti-biotics until now. From time to time pus comes out of the infected gum.

A friend of mine encouraged me to write to you for advice. She thinks that, besides any medical procedure, I should start eating powdered egg shells and drinking lemonade with maple syrup for bone remineralization, and doing oil pulling with coconut oil and rinse with salt and sodium bicarbonate for the infection. I appreciate your advice.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Actually mineralization of teeth requires 20,000 iu of vitamin D2 or D3, lysine for calcium utilization, and my favorite is threonine, which is especially important in development of enamel of teeth. Bone remineralization actually requires molybdenum, in form of sodium molybdate, not fluoride. Vanadium also is required for remineralization of teeth. Pure Xylitol (not gums they add aspartame) helps kill bacteria fast. For most common tooth infections I use clove oil directly and xylitol to stop bacterial growth both as a mouthwash, internal taking of it and of course the antibiotics. Maple syrup I don't like as they contain sugar and feed bacteria, calcium might be used in egg shells but the body really has no use, its more effective with vitamin D, threonine especially and lysine also. Lemonade is also bad for you because it is acid, which removes enamel of teeth. So just get clove oil, xylitol, antibiotics, H2O2 1.5% as mouthwash, lysine and threonine, being the most important.


Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

The bone mineralization is helped with the following:

  1. Xylitol, pure xylitol not commercial ones you see in supermarkets, they use aspartame. To be used as mouthwash, as a lozenge in powder form, and swallowed. It will help bone mineralization and kill some cavity-causing bacteria.
  2. Clove oil applied to area kills bacteria.
  3. Hydrogen peroxide used as mouthwash, around 1.5% concentration should be safe. Do it until the foam reduces.
  4. People with generally infected teeth or bad breath are low in potassium, but I prefer potassium citrate or potassium bicarbonate, 1/4 teaspoon after every meal 30 minutes to help alkalize the mouth, if the mouth pH is less than 7.0.
  5. Molybdenum the preferred form is sodium molybdate, helps mineralization. I prefer to take 100 mg for 2 to 3 weeks.
  6. Threonine helps tooth sensitivity and is required for tooth problem.
  7. Lysine is needed for calcium utilization.
  8. Boron in form of borax at 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon once a day.
  9. Some magnesium is needed, but it is only magnesium citrate, trimagnesium citrate, or magnesium gluconate only.
  10. Infection of the teeth represents some form of zinc deficiency if the person also has frequent colds.


Replied by Charity
Faithville, Us

Molydenum --- I think Ted meant mcg not mg . I bought 100 mcg tabs . Day two eyes are blurry but there is this smooth surface on the tongue side of my teeth that wasn't there before, like enamel. YAY, SEEMS A LITTLE QUICK BUT BEEN USING A FULL SPECTRUM MINERAL FOR MANY MONTHS BEFORE ADDING THIS, ALSO USING-vit C, Alpha Lipoic Acid for dental pain , D-3+K-2, LYSINE, MAGNESIUM CITRATE, selenium, AND ZINC, coconut oil

Replied by Ella

Apologies for interjecting.

I'm suffering from what I believe are side effects from a root canal. From my research it seems that problems begin when gram negative bacteria populate the root canal area, which can spread. Depressingly, it would seem that removing the tooth is the best option, but this leaves a gap and not everyone can afford to see a dentist, never mind a dental implant.

I've researched natural substances that are capable of killing gram negative bacteria, and allicin from raw garlic seems to be the most promising option. Allicin penetrates through the tooth enamel and into the tooth. Potentially, biting on a piece of fresh garlic may prevent or reverse a tooth absess or infection in its tracks, preventing the need for a root canal in the first place. I wish I'd done this years ago.

It's a horrible subject and I hope that better options will exist in the future. In the meantime I recommend *regularly* biting gently on pieces of fresh garlic with the intention of flooding the tooth with allicin, perhaps this will help infected jaw bones too. This would need to be a regular practice as part of an oral health routine.